The Online Sculpture Gallery of David C. Martin

Drawing upon his many years observing wildlife while traveling to the remote wild corners of the planet, aboard scientific research vessels, David Martin sculpts and handbuilds a variety of animals such as bears, seals, otters, penguins, pelicans, hippos, rhinos, and fanciful giant colored slugs.  David works primarily in high fire clays and glazes.   Currently on hiatus from ceramics, David lives in  San Jose, Costa Rica.

His work was sold exclusively by the Orcas Island Pottery, the oldest pottery in the Northwest United States.

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Seal Pup
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Side View
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Sleeping Seals
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Seals - front
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Seal w/ fish
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Fishing Bear -left
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Fishing Bear -right
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Otter eating starfish
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Grizzly face
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Bear w/ fish
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Wrestling Bears
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Spotted Seal
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Purple glazed Hippo
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Sea Otter w/ Starfish
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Big Bear w/ fish
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Big Bear detail
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Spotted Slug
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Three Gators 
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Lawn Gator
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Herd of Slugs
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Sea Otter
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White Seal and Red Bear
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Closeup of Red Bear
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Closeup of White Seal
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Harbor seal
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Unglazed elephant seals
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Large sleeping seal
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Black seal

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Giant cobalt slug
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Unglazed llama
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Black NW Indian style crow
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Red bear
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Big seal
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Temuku crow

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Multicolored slugs (8" long)

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Fun with giant colorful slugs!


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Giant colorful slugs!

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More slugs!


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Slug going over edge of table (14" long)

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Sleeping seal.


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Dark purple hippo and rhino cousin.


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Closeup of the Rhino


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Another view of the rhino


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Unglazed sitting bear 
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Black bear

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Big bear, drying before firing


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River otters

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NW indian style orcas, a bear, a penguin, and a slender seal.

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Another view of the same as above.


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Green and Black Hippos


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Old Moonlight glazed bear
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Hammerhead shark box

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Hippo box and 2 rhino sugar bowls


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Rhino sugar bowl, top, and inside
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Oribe green rhino sugar bowl
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Hippo box
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Tiny 3" long rhino
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Polar bear  wall hanging bas relief
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Dancing man wall hanging sculpture
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Dancing woman bas relief
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Last Updated: 01/27/06
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